Longboat Key resident Gladys Blair had a few more than 16 candles to blow out Friday, Sept. 14 — 95 candles, to be exact. Blair celebrated her 95th birthday with family, neighbors and friends over dinner Saturday, Sept. 15, at The Lazy Lobster on Longboat Key. Blair was born in Harvard, Ill., and has lived on Longboat Key for 15 years.
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Colony owners oppose teardown
Town Manager Dave Bullock suggests Colony structures be torn down as a condition to the property keeping the grandfathered tourism units on the site.
Longboat Key Fire Rescue honors personnel
Firefighter/paramedics Brian Kolesa and Brandon Desch and Deputy Chief Matthew Altman received awards.
PHOTO GALLERY: Bird Key Yacht Club Blessing & Lighting of the Fleet
On Saturday, Dec. 7, Bird Key Yacht Club held their annual Blessing and Lighting of the Fleet ceremony. This year’s event was very special, as it fell on the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.